pacific fishery management

North Pacific Council Votes to Close Arctic to Commercial Fishing

Article: North Pacific Council Votes to Close Arctic to Commercial Fishing

SEATTLE, Washington, February 6, 2009 (ENS) – The North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted unanimously Thursday to prohibit all commercial fishing activity in U.S. waters north of the Bering Strait and east to the Canadian border. If approved by the Secretary of Commerce, this precautionary approach would close roughly 150,000 square nautical mile Arctic Management…

Salmon Population Crash Shuts Down West Coast Fishery

Article: Salmon Population Crash Shuts Down West Coast Fishery

SEATTLE, Washington, April 10, 2008 (ENS) – The Pacific Fishery Management Council today closed the commercial and sport chinook fisheries off the coast of California and most of Oregon and will allow only a 9,000 fishery for hatchery coho only off of Central Oregon. The council adopted the most restrictive salmon fishing quotes in the…

California Chinook Salmon Numbers Hit Record Low

Article: California Chinook Salmon Numbers Hit Record Low

PORTLAND, Oregon, January 29, 2008 (ENS) – California Central Valley fall Chinook salmon stocks appear to be undergoing a “significant decline,” said Pacific Fishery Management Council Director Donald McIsaac today. Dr. McIsaac warned that if the low abundance is confirmed, all marine and freshwater fisheries that target these salmon stocks could be affected. “The low…